A Local Habitation and a Name

whichchick:

I think that if you research crap, you should have to actually also do the crap. So, if your research is on neolithic flint knapping techniques, you present your paper along with a live how-to demonstration. :)

Or if you’re talking about the pre-mechanized production of linen in Ireland, you…

#academic conferences#there should be a practical application section#really I just want ivory tower academia to more-closely resemble the SCA#and vice-versa

I have heard that at one of the medieval conferences (maybe Kalamazoo?) both of these groups are represented, as well as the group of does-both-of-these.

popchartlab:


Thought we were done with diagramming famous opening lines, did you? Here’s a couple more for National Grammar Day! As always, march forth and see the rest of the print here.


Ooh, look, at least two people on my dash like sentence diagrams.

popchartlab:

Thought we were done with diagramming famous opening lines, did you? Here’s a couple more for National Grammar Day! As always, march forth and see the rest of the print here.

Ooh, look, at least two people on my dash like sentence diagrams.

whichchick:

Author has valid point. And WAY TOO MUCH FUN writing the article.  My god.  Just go read.  The sentences.  They are.  So good.  Much fun.  DO READ THEM ALL.

Holy shit not kidding. SUED BY HIS OWN ANUS.

hiddenlacuna:

Let’s get freaky with our thagomizers.

Paleontologists are the best.

hiddenlacuna:

Let’s get freaky with our thagomizers.

Paleontologists are the best.

persian-slipper:

The more I think about it, the more I realize the confrontation in CAM’s office was a set-up. The only real question is whether Janine was in on it or not.

The clues:

  • CAM deliberately baits Sherlock by revealing Lady Smallwood’s “letters”
  • Sherlock knows via Janine that CAM is supposed to be…

This is extremely plausible - one of the more plausible metas I’ve read recently. (Though I have a hard time believing Sherlock would not have read that stick at the first opportunity - unless it was just blindingly obvious to him that it was not only complete bullshit and/or empty, but was bullshit/empty in a way which would not provide any useful metadata.)

notmydate:

timelockedgallifreyan:

PLEASE REBLOG IF JOHN WATSON IS YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER FROM SHERLOCK BBC

How many of us are there ??

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Yes, ok :)

Holy shit, another amazing vid!

mazarin221b:

Can we start a “I can’t communicate with my peers” club? *puts up sign-up sheet*

No kidding. I’m completely fine on here but freeze up meeting peers in social situations.

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Modern House Words from Westeros
House Lannister: Back the Fuck Off
House Tully: Do the Right Thing
House Stark: Never forgive. Never Forget. Pack a sweater.
House Baratheon: Entitlement and Stubbornness go well together, don't you think?
House Arryn: You are all beneath me.
House Frey: You Shall Not Pass.
House Targaryen: Burn, Motherfuckers.
House Martell: We want no part in this.
House Tyrell: Won't Stop. Can't Stop.
House Greyjoy: Give me that thing. I want it.

porcupine-girl:

azriona:

missrem-ains:

obveously:

pizzatomb:

imagine if china, while they’re up on the moon, decides to knock down the US flag or whatever just to say ‘screw you’ and its like, what are we gonna do? spend a couple million just to fly some craft up to the moon and re-erect the flag? the whole scenario would be petty and that’s hilarious 

i have lived in america my entire life and i am 100% sure we would do exactly that

Yes. We would.

Are you kidding? There’s probably already a contingency plan for this exact scenario.

There is nothing that would re-kick-start the space program faster.

Geez, I hope they do it then :)